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Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
December 24, 2018
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
President Mirziyoyev wants the legislative branch to become the guardian of his reforms.
Uzbek President Urges Legislative Reform
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
December 21, 2018
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
Gender violence is a pervasive problem in Kyrgyzstan. A local NGO is trying to address it by working with men.
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
December 21, 2018
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
Uzbekistan's efforts to expand religious freedoms in the country have not gone unnoticed, but challenges remain.
Can Uzbekistan Become a Model Secular, Muslim-Majority State?
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
December 13, 2018
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
Turkmen activist-in-exile Fareed Tukhbatullin explains the “deplorable” economic reality in his home country.
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
The Unattainable Uzbek <em>Propiska</em>
December 10, 2018
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
Cancellation of the propiska requirement in Uzbekistan has not materialized despite government promises.
The Unattainable Uzbek Propiska
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
December 05, 2018
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
Successful realization of the opportunities opened by the deal will depend on political will among the Caspian littoral states.
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
December 05, 2018
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
Kazakhstan’s political arena has little room for new parties or old foes.
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
November 30, 2018
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
The United Nations has established a new Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region.
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
November 30, 2018
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Wonder how he feels about satire?
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
November 28, 2018
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
November 28, 2018
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
The SDPK looks headed for a split while former President Atambayev and his successor, Jeenbekov, lob fiery rhetoric.
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
November 27, 2018
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
It's likely to never be clear, but claims by the Islamic State to be behind the riot make the question critical.
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
November 21, 2018
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Uzbekistan is increasingly playing an active role in supporting its labor migrants, a change from the Karimova era.
At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
November 20, 2018
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
While only 75 of its intended 335 meters have been built, the first turbine at Rogun has gone into operation with much fanfare.
Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
US-Mongolia 'Third Neighbor Trade Act' On The Way
November 17, 2018
US-Mongolia 'Third Neighbor Trade Act' On The Way
If passed, the act has great potential to expand economic relations between the U.S. and Mongolia.
US-Mongolia 'Third Neighbor Trade Act' On The Way
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